Car Talk

Something’s fishy in car battery’s early death

Dear Tom and Ray: I purchased a new 2010 VW CC, and the car has 5,000 miles on it. During a long weekend, I left the car unused for four days, and the battery died. There were no lights on or external power drains. On Tuesday I went to the dealer where I purchased the car and was told: “There […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

August 25, 1960 The University of Kentucky’s new Southeastern Center at Cumberland will be dedicated in ceremonies Sunday by Gov. Bert Combs.  Letcher County women of both political parties will meet Friday night to discuss the proposal for revising Kentucky’s constitution to be voted on in November. The women will attend a dinner at 7 p.m. at the City […]

Salome’s Stars



ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Cupid is strong in the Aries aspect this week, with the cherub opening romantic possibilities for single Lambs, and strengthening ties ‘twixt loving pairs already in a caring relationship. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your dramatic flair might make things more interesting as you recount an event to your colleagues. But be careful […]

Moments and Memories of WHS



1966 The Harris Award, first presented in 1954, is given by the faculty to an outstanding senior boy. It was named in honor of Professor Harris, who served as principal of Whitesburg High School from 1919 to 1927. The award is based on scholastic standing, character and leadership. The recipient for this year is Mr. John Bruce Preston. The Dugan […]

Strange But True



• It was 19th-century author Samuel Butler who made the following sage observation: “Morality is the custom of one’s country and the current feeling of one’s peers. Cannibalism is moral in a cannibal country.” • When the city of New York was concerned about leaks in its main water-supply system, it found a novel approach to the problem. Six experienced […]

Moments in time



• On Sept. 11, 1857, Mormon guerrillas, stoked by religious zeal and a deep resentment of decades of public abuse, murder 120 emigrants at Mountain Meadows, Utah. The conflict with the wagon train of emigrants from Missouri and Arkansas apparently began when the Mormons refused to sell the train any supplies. • On Sept. 10, 1897, 25-year-old London taxi driver […]

Now here’s a tip



• You can thicken soup by adding a tablespoon or so of instant mashed potatoes. Yummy and so easy. • “Did you know that in addition to being better for your baby nutritionally, mother’s milk is an excellent bargain — FREE? Nursing can save you up to $40 per week in your baby’s first year. Even if you purchased an […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS



ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Annie learned that Scott and Marissa slept together. Despite JR’s insistence, Annie went ahead and married Scott. Marissa rejected David’s attempt to comfort her. David sympathized with Angie about her vision ailment, but still wanted to destroy her career. In front of Ryan and Madison, Greenlee admitted that she wanted to see David dead. Liza lied […]

Beatlemania in Hazard Sept. 28



The Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series will bring the cast of Beatlemania to the stage on Tuesday, September 28, at 7 p.m. in the Hazard Community and Technical College First Federal Center. The sights and sounds of The Beatles are recreated in Beatlemania. The performance will feature actors who starred in the Broadway production and have performed in all […]

Coming events



LETCHER CO. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN VELVET TRUCKSTOP; Sat., Aug. 28 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. BENT SENSES; Sat., Sept. 4 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. WAYNE GRAHAM; Sat., Sept. 11 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715. MATT WOODS; Sat., Sept. 18 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 […]


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